B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24635 / The ‚8‘ Ball Mk II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 41-24635 / The ‚8‘ Ball Mk II


  • RCL: BN-O

Geschichte der
B-17 41-24635 / The ‚8‘ Ball Mk II

Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-O] New Castle 6/10/42; Molesworth 21/11/42. Flown by Captain William R. Calhoun on the 4 May 1943 mission to the Ford and General Motors works, Antwerp, Belgium, with Clark Gable on board for his first mission (slighly damaged by 20mm cannon shells by German fighters, returned safely back to England. 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Patterson 6 July 1944. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque, New Mexico 2 August 1945.


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